There are at least three universities which are national university in their countries. The first one is this in California, the second is located in Singapore and the third one is in Bangladesh. The university in Bangladesh was established 21 years ago by an Act of Parliament as an affiliating university of the country to impart post – graduate level education and graduates to students through its affiliated colleges and professional institutions throughout the country. For that matter this university has been playing the most significant role in providing opportunities for higher education among the students that come from rural and semi – rural backgrounds at an affordable means since its inception. Now let’s say some words about the university in Singapore. Its mission is mainly to transform the way people think and besides do things through education, service and research. There are three reinforcing thrusts and they are the following: transformative education that nurtures thinking individuals who are alive to opportunities to make a difference, are valued members and leaders of society. The second thrust consists of dedicated service, as a national university that adds to social, national and economic development. The third is high – impact research that advances the boundaries of knowledge and also contributes to the betterment of society.

National university

National university in California is the second –largest private nonprofit institution of higher education in California. It is also the 12th largest university in the United States. It was founded in 1971 and headquartered in Jolla, California offering academic degree programs at campuses that were located throughout the state. This university is organized in five professional schools and one college. They are the College of Letters and Sciences, The School of Business and Management, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, Technology and Media, the School of Health and Human Services and the last one is The School of Professional Students. Its online academic programs are interactive with streaming videos, multimedia learning material, online classrooms and real –time discussions. Programs in it are mainly concentrated for adult learners and on – campus classes are scheduled during evenings and also on weekends. Dr David Chigos who was a retired United State Navy lieutenant commander and also a director of employee training in San Diego, saw a need for a non – traditional university education format with relevant and high – demand degree programs to serve working adults. In November 1971, National University was organized as a private and non – profit institution with 27 students attending classes in 1972. Five years later – in 1977 – the university had some 1000 alumni and it received accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges. By 1979 university already had a 15 – acre campus with 110 000 square feet of classroom and library space and some 3 500 alumni. During the 1980s National expanded with campuses in biggest cities of California. After retirement of Chigos in 1988, the second president became Dr Jerry C. Lee. He was a president during 18 years – from 1989 to 2007. During his tenure the number of the university ‘s campuses were restructured.